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Those of our readers who have followed out in practice the sug...
The Fundamental Principle
If you are a true believer in any of the above food religions...
Fever arising from bad state of the blood may be treated by ca...
The flat rubber bags of various shapes, to be had from all rub...
Whether any drug should be used which acts directly on the he...
Acute Dilatation Of The Stomach
This condition is not well understood, nor is its frequence k...
Ears Singing In The
Partial deafness is often accompanied by noises in the ear, wh...
We give this name to a trouble from which we have been able to...
Suck the wound, and apply a drop or two of strong ammonia to t...
See Flushings. ...
It is a mistake to try to force a foreign body into the stom...
Cramp In The Limbs
The treatment of this is to apply cold cloths to the roots of ...
has great power as a local remedy in _Erysipelas_, to be appl...
Take A D current, of very mild force. Place P. P. at the feet...
Frequently a failure of some kind shows itself in the limbs of...
Contraindications To Esophagoscopy
In the presence of aneurysm, advanced organic disease, exten...
The Relations Of The Principal Bloodvessels To The Viscera Of The Thoracico-abdominal Cavity
The median line of the body is occupied by the centres of the...
Take B D current, strong force. Apply P. P. to the open blood...
If a more malignant form of endocarditis develops on a mild ...
The esophagoscope, like the bronchoscope, is a hollow brass ...
Source: Papers On Health
Persons suffering from nervous prostration have
probably allowed the urgency of seeming duty to drive them on in work
till the vital energies have been fairly exhausted. At last they are
completely broken down, and the very fountains of life are dried up.
The brain itself has become incapable of giving sleep, or sound
thought. But there is no need for despondency: this trouble is
perfectly curable, only the right means must be employed.
In every case of real "nervous prostration," our question must be--How
shall we enable this vital element to recreate itself? The answer is,
with heat. Here we may detail the process which we know to be
successful. Dip a four-ply cotton cloth in cayenne lotion, and lightly
wring out. Lay this gently over the stomach and bowels, and over this
an india-rubber bag full of hot water. All must be only hot enough to
be comfortable. This application may remain on for two hours without
any change, then it is repeated. Where no bag can be had, a good thick
fomentation should be used instead. See Nerves, Shaken; Nerves,
Troubled, and all articles on nervous trouble.
Much depends on consideration of the individual case, and careful
thought and strong sense are needed on the part of all dealing with
such cases. (See Changing Treatment.)
Dessertspoonfuls of light food should be given every half-hour, and
increased in quantity as the patient can bear it. Avoid alcohol and all
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